Royal Thai Police chief dispatches holiday troops in Pattaya

Friday, 03 January 2014 From Issue Vol. XXII No. 1 By  Thanachot Anuwan

Thailand’s police chief took a breather from ongoing street protests in Bangkok to formally issue holiday orders to Pattaya-area cops.

Gen. Adul Saengsingkaew joined Chonburi Gov. Khomsan Ekachai, Banglamung District Chief Sakchai Taengho and Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh at city hall’s King Taksin Monument Dec. 23 for the dispatch.

Adul said many tourists arrived in Thailand during the holidays and police need to step up their protection to ensure safety, as well as keep traffic moving.

Thailand’s police chief, Gen. Adul Saengsingkaew (center) formally issues holiday orders to Pattaya-area cops.Thailand’s police chief, Gen. Adul Saengsingkaew (center) formally issues holiday orders to Pattaya-area cops.

He claimed that the Bangkok demonstrations have not impacted tourism levels because police had assured foreign governments that tourists would be safe.

However, TAT said a week earlier that Russian tourist arrivals had dropped 20 percent and that South Korean and Chinese tourists had “disappeared” from the kingdom in the face of the political upheaval.

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